Maryland County Pleads to Encourage Medical Marijuana Growers to choose them

Communities across the state have been debating whether or not to allow growers of medical marijuana into their communities, and the discussions have been more or less enlightened, depending on where you live.

Kent and Washington counties support it, and Baltimore County has passed zoning laws for growing, processing and distributing. Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh — as an example of one of the less enlightened — wants to ban it, even though the first specialty clinic with three consultants and three physicians opened in Annapolis in June, and by August had seen more than 100 prospective patients.

A state law first passed in 2014 allows up to 15 growing and processing licenses along with up to 94 dispensaries, two for each Senate district. Maryland became the 21st of 23 states so far to allow cannabis for medical use. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission will start accepting applications from...

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